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in the united states. timothy dolan. good clorng to you, claudio. >>. >> reporter: good morning, matt. there's only one where a pope resigned in the past. we have to go to the 24th century, and that didn't go so well with the public sentiment. that resignation is still known as the great refusal. and guess what, it was even featured in the divine comedy. that didn't go down so well. well, this time, it looks like the reaction is a bit more positive to the announcement of the resignation. a number of cardinals have reacted to it, saying they received this information, an announcement in disbelief, but they admire his courage. he does say courage to step down as the leader of the 1.2 million catholics around the world, matt. >> it's the middle of the afternoon, claudio, there in vatican city.
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s it he a place where tourists and pilgrims gather on a daily bases. any idea the reaction of the people among the street or in the plaza? >> reporter: oh, yeah. we spoke to a number of people here. they saw all of the cameras charging over them. they were there to visit st. peter's square on a quiet monday morning as the tourists do here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission.
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>> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how much of a surprise this was? >> it is a surprise. i people think had fair warning. it was a few years ago in a book called "light of the world," a long interview with a german journalist. the journalist asked the pope if he would resign. and he said something interesting. in the midst of a candle and all that stuff. he said now is not the time. it's not the time to run when you're in great risk and emergency period. but he said i do believe there are times when a pope, if he doesn't have the strength, can and even should resign. so we did have fair warning. but at the same time, since it is something that hasn't happened in centuries, it always does come as a surprise. >> and, greg, of course, it raises the natural questions
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about what is going on with the pope's health as the associated press is reporting that the pope's brother said his doctor said no transatlantic trips. we've seen it this week. his gait, using a cane in resent weeks. how severe is his health? >> i don't think there's anything severe about his health. i don't want to give my dad a hard time. he's four years older than the pope. he's 90. i think about the pope i think about my dad. he's 90 years old. he's in good shape mentallile, but i think twice before i say, hey, dad, let's go to new york. something i did up until a couple years ago. and i think the pope is exactly the same way with -- you know, people seeing him, he's having a harder time walking. he started using the cane. on the other hand, just the other night, he looked very tired, but he spoke off the cuff for well over a half hour, and as the pope has done for --
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shown for years, great, great intelligen intelligence. but clearly, physically, he doesn't feel -- he doesn't feel up to the job. and i think this was somewhat an act of humility to admit that. >> and before i let you go, how much advance notice did church leaders have? how much planning has there been now for this papal conclaves that will elect a new pope? >> a couple of top officials have phone for quite some time, certainly for several weeks. i was told that just this morning. i only found out a few hours before hand from the pope's chief of staff. the chief of staff had known for a few weeks now. and, you know, this -- they're used to this, i know it's huge news. but the romans, you know, one pope dies, and you elect another one. that's the old phrase here in rome. in this case, it isn't the pope dying, obviously, it's him resigning but in terms of process and conclave it all works like it does every other time.
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>> that was vatican senior communication adviser greg burke earlier this morning. >> as mr. burke mentioned even for top officials in this country the announcement came as a surprise. cardinal timothy dolan, the archbishop of new york just learned the news when we called him. he rushed over this morning from st. patrick's cathedral to give us his thoughts. >> apparently it is confirmed. you and i both chuckled that this might be another rumor but it sure enough is confirmed. i find myself eager for news. i find myself itching to read the statement in latin. i hope you can translate it. >> good luck with that. >> that the holy father made and i find myself kind of somber. you know, in a way, boy, i loved this pope. every catholic feels the pope is his father. we call him our holy father. the world looks to him with respect and affection. i sense a special bond with him. i mean, he's the one that
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appointed me to you all as archbishop to new york. i'm wearing the ring he gave me and the cross he gave me. so i feel a particular bond with him and i know the sadness, to be honest with you. on the other hand, my appreciation for him which was already high, is enhanced a bit. because with this sense of realism that he has such an esteem for the office of the successor of st. peter which is what the pope is, the bishop of rome, the successor of st. peter that he says, you know, i may not be up to it t now and perhaps i can best serve jesus and his church and his people by stepping aside. i have to admire him immensely. >> even as we stop and pay tribute to what he meant to the papacy and church an enormous responsibility falls on your shoulders as one of the cardinals in the world. >> yes, it does. i've never been through this before. i'm still unpacking the red socks from a year ago when i was made a cardinal. i'm going to need some coaching here. i don't exact know, except for
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prayer, which i already do a bunch of, and need to do more of, except for prayer, i don't know what else to do. i'll await instructions of everybody else. >> there will be, and you help me out, and you correct me on this. there's a period of sede vicante. when the pope is dead. the chair of peter, ancient sign of teaching and unity, it will be vacant. ands cardinals pastors and parishes in rome. you came to our church in rome. our lady of guadalupe, we came together to elect a successor to st. peter. >> what are the qualities one looks for in a pope. and is there a short list, as it were? >> well, if you look, a good place to start would be look at pope benedict. there's a learning, a savviness
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about the world, a thee logical depth. there's unquestionably a personal piety and holiness. there's a lynn lynn giftic challenge. >> as a cardinal can you vote for yourself? >> no, only crazy people can enter the contest. >> your eminence, it's awfully nice for you to come here this morning. >> you were one of the first people i spoke to. i promised you when this sad day would come, i'd be at your service. i look forward to being with you the coming weeks. >> as you said, there are mixed emotions. >> there are mixed emotions. i love the guy. what people don't notice is his humility. he almost shrugged and said compared to john paul ii, he said, boy, i don't know if i'm
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up for this but i'll given it a shot. he's winsome in his frailness and humanity. >> and such humanity covering this story, that he was getting his arms around. he took us to rome and vatican. we were there in june of 2011. his love for not only the man but his institution. it was evident then. >> he took us around and gave us a tour i will never forget. >> anyway, we hope to be spend a lot of time with cardinal dolan over the coming weeks. we thank him for coming by this morning. >> one of the many people adjusting to this news. let's turn to george weigel. it's good to see you. >> hi, savannah, how are you? >> very well. this is being framed as an act of great humility. you have to go back to the middle ages to find somebody that add voe indicated the papacy in this matter. what do you think the legacy of pope benedict will be? >> i think pope benedict is the
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greatest preacher in the world today. he has a remarkable capacity to express the beautiful truth of the christian faith in an accessible way. it's simplicity that comes on a far side of great complexity. this is an extraordinarily learned man as cardinal dolan said. what has struck me in the 25 years i have known the man who will return to being joseph ratzinger, is the simplicity of his soul. this is a thoroughly convinced christian believer who happens to be one of the smartest people in the world who speaks six or seven languages with complete flewency, who knows the history of biblical religion from "a" to "z." who never wanted to be an executive, a manager, who always thought of himself primarily as a scholar. but who somehow could translate all of that learning into
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beautiful simplicities about god's love for the world and for god's people. >> and, george, even as we honor the service of this pope, we look forward to the election of a new pope. and tell us about this process. i mean, is this a sort of thing where, for lack of a better term, there are front-runners? >> there will be an enormous amount of ink spilled in the italian press over the next two weeks about front-runners. most of that would be silly. there are a number of cardinals who fit what would seem to me to be the profile. first of all, a man in full physical vigor. that suggests to me someone perhaps under 70. someone who w the linguistic skills to speak to the church in italian obviously, he's the bishop of rome but also in english, spanish, et cetera. i think above all, a pope who
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can be peter again, who can be an evangelist, who can be a missionary, who can make the church's proposal to the world in a compelling and whimsome way. the cardinals ought to be looking at a man's track record. has he been able to make the christian proposal in an effective way, what's also in a hostile environment. >> george weigel. great to get your perspective. i am sure you'll be watching for the white smoke as the rest of us will in the coming weeks. thanks so. . we'll have much more on the pope's decision this morning. >> right now natalie joins us with today's headlines good morning. >> good morning. officials say at least three people were so the in the newcastle county court in wilmington delaware. the mayor said the suspected gunman was dead and the man's wife was killed in the incident. two others were wounded.
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a trail of destruction in mississippi after a powerful tornado tore through three counties. the weather channel's reynolds wolf is with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i want to show you something in hattiesburg. take a look at this church, mt. caramel baptist church which was full. of course the people left. the tornado struck in the afternoon. pan over here on this side. street and we'll show you all this damage we have right over here off main street. part of a gas station devastated. debris as far as you can see. that is part of what this tornado caused. you're seeing this video. this was shot from the storm chasers just yesterday afternoon. just a devastating tornado. this tornado about half a mile wide at its greatest intensity. we do have bad news. 50 people, over 50 in fact that are injured, that came to this part of the world. best news of all. no fatalities to report.
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still got a huge cleanup and have to restore power to 5,000 customers. it will take a while to get back to normal. thank you. reynolds, thank you. a carnival cruise line is stranded in the gulf of mexico as an engine rhyme fire stopped the ship. tom is following this story out of washington, tom, good morning. >> hi, natalie. this is the carnival cruise ship "triumph." now drifting in the gulf of mexico after a fire in the engine room. it happened off the yucatan coast. the fire has left the ship without any propulsion. it reported no injuries but it is drifting, operating on emergency power. a tug boat is en route and should arrive sometime this morning.
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passengers and a crew of more than 1,000 are given food and refreshments. another carnival cruise ship pulled alongside to help and coast guard cutter was dispatched as well. the plan is pull the ship to mexico where the passengers will deboard and then go on to houst houston. the passengers who booked on those next ships will be given discounted and full refounds. the passengers on this ship will give a full refund and discount on future five-day cruises, hopefully with power and propulsion. natalie back to you. fugitive former police officer, christopher dorner now has a $1 million price on his head. that reward was posted as authorities searched towns near los angeles for the fired lapd cop suspected of killing three people last week, including a police officer. we'll have much more on this
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story coming up in a live report. and it's never a good sign when a mascot attacks its own team but things got worse and worse at this minor league hockey game in california when the bakersfield condors brought out their name shake. first the condor alluded its handler, sending him for a spill on the ice as he briefly recaptured the bird. after getting on the ice, a player's hockey stick insightci its wrath. and then the bird decided to hit the shower, even walked into the locker room. >> it's the wrath of the condor in bakersfield. crazy bird. >> remember the "today" show pigeon? >> that was not good. >> thanks, natalie. >> you're back from your busy weather weekend. >> it was. we'll stay busy this week. let's start out west where things a little calmer. we're looking at a beautiful
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day. san diego, 57, 59 in san jose. look for showers in the pacific northwest. salt lake city flurries and 29. denver on the chilly side as well. they're going to look at snow earlier this week. as we move to the rest of the country. we have a lot of storm system bringing flooding rain to the coast. icy conditions in snow and new england. look as another system brings snow from minneapolis, to chicago and on into pittsburgh. your local forecast right after this message. e depot... ...the best selling paint and primer in one that now eliminates stains. so it paints over stained surfaces, scuffed surfaces, just about any surface. what do you say we go where no paint has gone before, and end up some place beautiful. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. behr ultra. now with advanced stain blocking, only at the home depot, and only $31.98 a gallon.
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7:19 on a back to work monday. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. it's cold out there for now. we're headed toward the low 60s. unseasonably warm temperatures as of today. 62 in livermore. 63 in santa theresa. you have 61 degrees in san francisco. getting into tomorrow, we level off and then the climb starts. wednesday, thursday, friday, temperatures ramping up into the low 70s by the end of the week. and that's your latest weather. >> all right. al, thanks. we'll have more coming up on this morning's breaking news. pope benedict xvi announcing he is stepping down later this month. and for the first time, we
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apartment complex when a suspect pointed a gun at him, took his wallet and ran. detectives think this could be related to a rob ybery a few wes ago near downtown palo alto. the descriptions are similar of the gunman in both cases. a nice look at the week ahead. >> good morning to you at home. thanks for waking up with us. a live look over beautiful start over the san francisco bay this morning. you'll notice old glory here blowing in the breeze. offshore winds will keep the skies mostly clear. it will be mild in the heat of the day. 62 degrees in livermore. 62 in gilroy. right around 62 in concord. 61 in san francisco. getting into tuesday and wednesday, temperatures stay nice and comfortable. we hit the sweet stride on valentine's day. 7:27. your drive is picking up. let's check that up with mike. >> over on the peninsula the deal is sunrise slowdown phoefo
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heading in toward the sun. you see sun in their eyes causing the slowing here and build through palo alto south right here is the side that slows down. off san mateo bridge, not a problem. easy flow across 92 from east bay side. we'll look at the maps. no problem at the toll plaza. 880 slows from 238 in toward hayward continuing to fremont and also 680 slow though recovering. 580 a typical build through livermore and northbound routes through the south bay continue to build slowly especially highway 85 from 87 up in toward cupertino. back to you. >> thank you very much. i'll have another local news update in half an hour. hope you get a chance to enjoy. good looking monday morning ahead. have a great day.
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7:30 now on this monday morning. it's the 11th of february, 2013. you are looking live at vatican city where just in morning. pope benedict xvi will announce he will refine on february 28. this is the first pontiff to leave the papacy since the
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middle ages. for some that comes as quite a shock this morning. more than a million catholics waking up to this news worldwide. good morning everyone i'm sa msh guthrie along with matt lauer. >> he calls this a great decision of the church. claudio lavanga, is following this. we just saw a live shot of vatican square. are you seeing a difference in the pilgrims arriving? >> it's unusual activity in vatican square. tourists were wandering around. nobody really knew about it. i was there. everybody rushed there with cameras and were they all asking what was that all about. well, actually the pope is resigning, everybody looked shocks. well, just as shocked as we looked this morning when we got the news ourselves. where nobody really saw this coming.
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although the pope, pope benedict xvi kind of hinted that if he felt that he wasn't strong enough to carry on the important tasks as the leader of the catholic church, then he will consider resigning. nobody really thought he would do that before, at least next year. because this year is the year of the faith of so there must be -- he must have felt really that his strength was leaving him all of a sudden to decide, or to take such a great grave decision. he even said it himself, that he's fully aware of the gravity of the decision that he's making but obviously, if he has taken this decision there may be major reasons behind it. >> right we're in now looking at a conclave in the early march or middle of march to choose the next pope. claudio lavanga, thank you very much. >> let's get a check of the weather, al has the latest. hey, al.
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>> thank you so much savannah. we had a new year's dtornado to yesterday in hat tis burgh, mississippi. look at the size of this. i expect this will be at least an ef-2, possibly an ef-3. thankfully nobody killed. 50 injured. at least 300 homes and businesses dedestroyed. we're also talking about another business coming in. we've just gotten through a different storm system. as we look at the models, a low pressure down in louisiana bringing a lot of rain there. it makes its way through the east coast by wednesday afternoon and then hopefully moves offshore. american models, though, keep it closer to shore which could mean snow from washington all of the way up through boston. we have to wait and see. icy conditions in the northeast. snow in new england. sunshine in the pacific northwest. raney conditions in the gulf coast and mid united states. snow
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7:33 on a back to work monday. good thing is we don't have fog to report. live look at downtown oakland. crystal clear conditions to make out oakland hills in the distance headed toward a nice sunny day with temperatures in the 60s. you'll need your coat to start. 62 degrees in livermore. right around 61 here in san jose and 63 degrees in los gatos. getting into tuesday, leveling off and then we'll climb on wednesday into thursday approaching the 70s on friday. >> t that's your latest weather. savannah. >> all right. thanks, al. the latest on the manhunt in los angeles. a former lapd officer accused of killing three people still on the run. miguel almaguer is there with the latest. >> good morning. the lapd is running short of
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leads and average $1 million reward for christopher dorner. law enforcement says christopher dorner dumps a gun belt, a helmet. police uniform and ammunition the morning after his first two murders. police also released these pictures of dorner taken in late january. another look of an accused cop killer who remains out of sight. >> to remain targeted because you took an oath to protect others. to have your family targeted because they're related to you. that is absolutely terrifying. >> with the former cop turned fugitive accused of murdering three, today we've learned more about the last victim. an officer with two young children who survived two tours in iraq but was ambushed while on patrol here at home. >> our proper is officer michael crane. he was 34 years old, 11-year veteran of the riverside police department.
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>> reporter: fired for making false statements about his training officer. detectives say in this ranting 20-page manifesto, dorner outlined killing those involved in his case. in a stunning reversal from last week. >> it is not going to happen. >> reporter: the police said he'll reopen the personnel file. >> you don't just fire somebody without significant evidence and information. >> reporter: on the run for five day, dorner's trail has gone cold. in the mountains three hours outside of los angeles where his broken-down truck was discover, investigators now say they've refcovered a cashe of weapons ad camping gear. today, there remains no sign of the suspect. in his wake, there is still wide-spread fear.
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it was a bigger story. >> is he worried about backlash from peaking out. lot of criticism. is this guy coming out now to
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make money off this, profiting from this article? >> he's not going to profit off this article. >> was he made for it? >> he was not paid for it. he is not going to get paid for it. so far he has resisted the idea of writing a book. i'm sure a number of them thought about it, or movie or video games or anything else. he really wanted to tell his story to help his fellow s.e.a.l.s as they leave the service. >> there were 23 s.e.a.l.s there that night. how do we know that this was the one who actually pulled the trigger? >> for the story i did a lot of interviews, talked to a lot of s.e.a.l.s who were still in, some who were retired. i talked to a number of people who were there. i was at a dinner. there was a guy called the mentor in this story who is a mentor to the shooter. we call him the shooter, who was with the cia and navy s.e.a.l.s and he's -- he got a call from a very high official in washington. >> absolutely convinced? >> a couple of hours later saying it was your guy. >> this guy says he was the last
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one to see osama bin laden alive. here is what he says in the interview. i shot him two times in the forehead. the second time as he was going down. he crumpled on the floor in front of his bed. i hit him again. his tongue was out. i watched him take his last breath and i remember, is this the best thing i've ever done or the worst thing i've ever done? >> think about that. this is what you've just done. you've just killed the world's most wanted terrorist and you have to consider, was this bad or was this good? the good was that he felt he was doing this for the people of new york, for the country. for the s.e.a.l.s. and the bad thing, of course, was the security issue among other things. >> he signs up for four more months and then he leaves the s.e.a.l.s four years short of his 20-year pension time. >> right. >> now this is really the gist of your article, by the way. he feels that he is fighting a completely different kind of battle? >> yes. i work at the center of reporting and we've done fabulous work on v.a. problems.
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nine month average wait for regular vets to get their disability claim adjudicated. his health care that he got from the military, tri-care, ended the night he left. he gets no pension, none, zero. >> is that because he left four years short of 20? >> yes. if he stayed in at 20rks he would have gotten half his base pay, $2,100 a month. >> which is the same, you point out in the article -- >> in the navy choir. >> the guy in the navy choir gets the exact same pension as the guy we're asking to be the face of warfare around the world is this. >> exactly. >> what about his security? he is the guy who killed osama bin laden. there are a lot of people who would like to exact revenge on him or his family members for that. what is his situation? >> he has no security. obviously he is doing what he needs to do, but he trained his wife to put the kids in the bathtub in their house because it had a reinforcing wall in front of it, should anybody try to get in front of the house. he taught her how to sit on the bed, put a shotgun with her
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elbow against the wall so she was braced and shoot through the door. >> his job prospects, he cannot go in to a fortune 500 company or anywhere else and say i'm the guy who killed bin laden. give me a job. this never happened. >> he also can't talk about anything really. technically, certainly theoretically, this is all private. what you put on your resume when your job has been classified for that long? >> you feel this is a major injustice that's being carried out not just on this navy s.e.a.l. but all the people in this position for years and years and put their lives on the line and then find the transition to private life, civilian life so difficult? >> there's nothing in place -- i mean, the pentagon had some things, department of defense had some things, even special forces. they have a few programs for these guys but mostly they don't know about it. >> is that their fault? is the independepentagon doing but is not widely known? >> v.a. will tell you one pentagon program in particular is not widely known.
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>> navy s.e.a.l.s continue to fight bravely, accomplishing crit critical mission that is keep our nation safe. the details of the bin laden operation are well known. we take seriously the safety and security of our people as well as our responsibility to assist sailors making the transition to civilian life. without more information about this particular case, it would be difficult to determine the degree to which our transition progr programs succeeded. what's the takeaway? >> the takeaway is that i think it's great. i think it's great they're committed to these guys. at the same time what they offered him when he came out from that -- at the end of the raid, the next day or day after the raid was a form of witness protection. and someone, perhaps jokingly at s.e.a.l. command said we could get you a job driving a beer truck in milwaukee and you have to break all contact with your extended family. it's like a mafia snitch. they don't even have that program, by the way, yet. >> phil bronstein, he has written this article with the
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man who says he was the one who shot osama bin laden. it's fascinating. >> thanks for having me. >> you can read more about this on esquire.com. the issue hits newsstands february 19th. nfl cheerleader taking a stand against cyber bullying after she was ridiculed by fans of a rival team. we'll switch gears dramatically and talk about what happened at the grammys last night. more after this. s, or tall. it's not all about who sparkles the most. or who is the best dressed. what nature really cares about is what you have to offer. like the stevia plant. small and humble with a surprising secret to share... sweetness. truvia sweetener. zero-calorie sweetness, born from the stevia leaf. from nature, for sweetness. have been masters of jewelry design for centuries." this levian collection is amazing!
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good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning to you. the biggest stars in the world all come out to play. i have to say, they did not disappoint. it's an awards show that's always more show than awards. >> i'm sorry, i'm busy opening up the grammys. >> and on this night, there was something for everyone. a fun night for fun, winning best new artist and song of the year with "we are young." >> if this is in hd, everybody can see our faces and we are not very young. >> reporter: gauthier picked up three awards for "somebody i used to know" but seemed more impressed with the man with the golden cane who presented the award. >> a little bit ofs loss of words. kind of hard to find words, impressed by the man standing behind me with the cane. >> a big night for the band with
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the banjo. winning album of the year. >> lonely boy, black keys. >> black keys swept the rock category, winning best rock song, best rock album and best rock performance. but, as always, the grammys are all about those once in a lifetime performances. >> these grammy moments, where they pair superstars with new artists and pay homage to something historic. >> like elton john and ed sheridan, bruno mars and rihanna sang a tribute ♪ could this be love to bob marley. >> maroon 5 and alicia keys were on fire together. ♪ walking on fire >> frank ocean was a runaway hit, winning two grammys in his first trip to the show. ♪
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>> while justin timberlake went retro in his big black and white return to the stage. ♪ gonna show you a few things >> but let's not forget fashion. carrie underwood's dress was a show all its own. >> i should take that home and we could watch movies on it. >> not sure we'll be watching movies on her dress, but get this, 81 grammys are given out, but just 10 on the live show. did i mention it's all about the performances, guys? >> i liked that. >> really good ones. great performances last night. >> thank you. >> jimmy fallon won. >> that's right. >> congratulations to jimmy. the making of mass public service announcements on an issue that's very near and dear to him. >> we'll tell you more about that after your local news. to him. >> we'll tell you more about that after your local news. (subway announcer; "now arriving at city hospital")
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♪"suit & tie" ♪ oh, that's exciting. good monday morning. investigators in santa clara county trying to figure out who shot two men in the middle of the day killing one of them. shooting happened in an unincorporated area in los gatos. sheriff's deputies say a man was shot to death sunday afternoon at a home on rhonda drive. a second man was shot in the arm and was able to drive himself to the hospital. neighbors say the men knew each other and they lived in the same
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home. investigators are not characterizing this as a homicide yet but they say the investigation is ongoing. let's look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. a nice week ahead. >> nice week ahead. good morning to you. good morning to you at home. temperatures are still cold. sun only out for 40 minutes and we're warming up into the 40s in many cities. that goes to san mateo at 44 degrees. grab your coat. peel it off by noon with temperatures climbing mid to upper 50s and rounding out the day in low 60s. not bad to start the week. 62 degrees in gilroy. 61 degrees in san jose. as we head throughout the next couple days, temperatures are going to climb. in fact, by valentine's day thursday, 66 degrees. let's check that drive. good morning, mike. >> good morning. we're looking at not so bad of a drive here through the haze but north of there look at the maps for san jose. things bogged down north 101 just around 880. there's an issue there. first we talk about the crash
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reported north 85 causing slowdowns there. and back up toward northbound 101 north of 880 sounds like there's a crash and also maybe a medical issue as well just north of that interchange causing a problem as you back up now toward 680 back into the earlier traffic shot. meanwhile, slowing south 880 through hayward, fremont and coming off 980. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much, mike. another local news update for you in half an hour. have a great monday morning.
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it is 8:00 n it is 8:00 on a monday morning, the 11th of february 2013. this is following a weekend of pretty nasty snowy weather throughout most of the northeast. you've heard about that by now. we'll have al's forecast coming
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up in a minute. i'm matt lauer alongside savannah guthrie and al roker and flat tea morales. and then we are following a story of a cheerleader who was bullied herself. and you know the slogans, friends don't let friends drive drunk, many iconic phrases tied to public service campaigns by the ad council. they are celebrating their 70th anniversary and we decided to get involved for issues that are important to us. peggy is the ad council's president. happy anniversary. >> thank you so much. >> there's so many great ideas and causes out there. how do you choose which ones to get involved with? >> we choose ones that are going to make a big impact on the country. so we're looking for things that can help families, like eat
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right, look for signs of autism and look for things that they don't want to do, like drive drunk and texting and driving. >> we mentioned these iconic be campaigns that the ad council has put together. are they making a different? >> they do. it's absolutely amazing. we measure the i am impact of these campaigns very carefully. we can tell you things like 58,000 lives have been saved by using seat belts and there's so many, you know, great pieces of evidence. >> and we got a chance to see how it all comes together and how the process works and we're each going to do a psa and we look forward to that, peggy. congratulations again. >> thank you very much, matt. >> all right. let's get a check of the headlines from natalie. >> all right. a stunning announcement as we've been reporting from the vatican. pope benedict xvi says he's
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resigning at the end of this month. michelle has more on what is behind the pope's decision. >> hi, natalie. he suddenly announced that he is a resigning, effective at the end of this month, something that took the world not only 1 billion catholics but the vatican by absolute surprises as well. pope benedict xvi has been a leader in the catholic church for more than a quarter of a century. the highest position since 2005 and pbenedict said the strength of both mind and body are necessary and that his had deteriorated over the last few months. two months shy of his 86th birthday.
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born in germany, he was an academic, intellectual, had planned to retire and write books. as a cardinal, some blame him for being strict. he had to take on the sexual abuse schedule that very reverberated throughout europe and the u.s. and for that he apologized. >> the innocent victims of this crime. >> he has taken on modern issues, speaking about climate change and starting twitter, facebook, and youtube accounts while reinforcing the stand on homosexuality. he will eventually move into a residence in the vatican. they are hoping to elect a new pope by the end of march before he's star easter.
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he will not be able to vote for his successor because he's over the age of 80. >> michelle, thank you. los angeles police department is hoping that a $1 million reward will lead to new clues in the search for former cop, christopher dorner, accused of killing a police officer and a couple engaged to be married. sources say he dumped his police uniform and ammunition the morning after the first two murders last weekend. his trail went cold in the mountains three miles outside of los angeles. and now for a look for what is trending today, a quick round-up of what has you trending online. spotify has released the top songs for valentine's day. topping the list is "i won't give up" and i "i want to know what love is" and "a thousand years." you can check out the entire list on our website at today.com.
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friday's blizzard led to the hoarding of grocery stores and this guy's viral video. that's a comedian and his bread and milk freakout. the internet trend of the video is the harlem shake. college students are creating their own visuals to go along with the infectious dance beat. take a look. ♪ a father and son duo posted their video with this explanation. mom was out so this happened. i'm not sure what this happening
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really is. but 8:06 right now, let's go to al with a check of the weather. today's weather is brought to you by jared to help you find the perfect ring. >> all right. let's see what we've got weatherwise starting off with anchorage, alaska, partly sunny and cold, 28 degrees. as we look at the radar satellite, you can see a lot of rain down through the gulf coast. there's going to be flooding stretching from east texas all the way into northern florida. we look for wet weather along the mid-atlantic coast. icy conditions. plenty of sunshine in the pacific northwest with temperatures fairly seasonal and sunny. we also have a weak clipper moving across the upper midwest and great lakes 8:07 now.
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can't find a cloud in the sky over the san francisco bay this morning. starting out entirely fog-free. good news if you're making your way out that front door and you don't have time to spare. highs in the low 60s. 63 for santa teresa. right around 62 degrees in oakland and 61 degrees even in san francisco, gilroy touching on 62. tomorrow leveling off temperature wise. we'll bring you more cloud cover to start the day, but then the climb is on. wednesday through friday approaching the 7. >> and that's >> and that's your latest weather. >> mr. roker, thank you very much. up next, a former nfl cheerleader taking a stand against cyberbullies after she became a target of some hateful comments. he a then i'll take a crack at making a public announcement about a cause a lot of people feel strongly about. can it work? and then couples coming together to help raise a child. but first, these messages. here.
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asked the fan page to remove that post. kaitlyn collins is joining us. good morning. >> good morning. >> a lot of the comments are not suitable for morning television. >> not at all. >> what did you find most shocking? saying something about your appearance? >> my appearance and the overall fact that the packers have the worst cheerleaders in the nfl. >> some of these were extremely crude comments? >> definitely. >> you contacted facebook and this unofficial bears fan page and asked them to take it down and that didn't happen? >> no, my friends and family sent messages and they refused saying that according to their community standard, this does not qualify. >> you know, i think all of us, as we reach adulthood, we've heard ourselves being called names from time to time but this
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must have really hurt? >> yes. you know, we all struggle with, know, body images and especially in today's society, and for somebody to go online and type those kinds of things and a picture of mine, you know, for everybody to see, it was very hurtful. >> you decided to do something about it. you decided to post your own youtube video. you held up signs that had some of these comments with people's names. was that your attention to call them out and shame them a little bit in. >> i wouldn't say shame but they were, you know, commenting on my photo and they put their names out there and claiming that i put myself out there to be ridiculed like that. >> you also got a lot of
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>> after school i'm going to play with you. >> mike zimmerman didn't clock in at the car wash this morning. >> rain, rain, rain. >> jake won't be handling any i.t. issues either. >> it's okay. >> and corrections officer lander wally is spending his day correcting spelling. instead of their regular jobs, these guys are hard at work at the business of being dads. that's a school for a lesson of what it feels like to be a kid again. >> raise your hand if you're a great father. raise your hand if you've always been a great father. all right. go ahead. why? >> things get away from you. children grow up. your job. you're the wallet, the national program called watchdogs to
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participate, they simply volunteer to help out in their children's schools. >> my dad is kind of funny. >> he takes us bowling. >> he's telling us a story and always listens and knows what to say. >> if you have something to say and need someone to talk to? >> my dad. >> all of your dads come to school every once in a while. right? tell me why it's a good thing. >> you're bonding together more. >> i think we've become better friends. >> he knows more about me and how i do at school. >> well, he's not as grumpy as he used to be. >> at what age do you think your kids will start thinking this is not cool? >> mine is going to sixth grade next year and he wants me to go with him. i mean, he just tickled to death. it's crazy. >> my son, he was ecstatic.
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i get a better look at how my son is reacting in school. >> what did you learn more about your son that you didn't know before? >> that he's a ladies' boy. he hides it from his mom. >> why do we need this? number one, study after study has demonstrated that a child who has a positive adult male role model engaged in his life is more than twice likely to develop more fully socially, mentally, academically. >> so dads matter? >> dads make a huge difference. >> especially when they take time? >> absolutely. >> you know what's interesting, when you started talking about spending time in the school, you all started to smile. >> it shows how easy it is. show up and make everything better. >> when i go back to new york, i'm going to do a commercial. it's called a public service announcement about fatherhood.
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>> his time, his free time out of the way and his work out of the way and he's coming to my school to be with me. it makes me feel good. >> it makes me feel like super awesome that they go out of their way to hang out with their kids. >> you mentioned your daughter laura, right in. >> yeah. >> you may be surprised with something that lauren told us. lauren said that before this program, quote, i didn't think he loved me a lot. >> yeah. i can understand that. >> and now i do. >> wow. >> it must feel good to hear her say that. >> i love my daughter with all my heart. >> what's your definition of fatherhood now? >> being there. it doesn't take money. it doesn't take things. you can walk out in your backyard and go swing, shoot basketball. you see what little time that you're in the school, how much it lights them up. you get hungry for more and you want more of that.
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>> you guys look like you're all dressed up and ready to go. >> inspired by the dads in west virginia, i'm ready to spread the word with my psa but i need a con septd. advertising consultant staneps . >> you're a sandbox with a tub of water. >> dave adapted my love of hiding out in far away places. >> where in the world is matt lauer. >> the netherlands. >> and brought the game back home where i usually play it with my kids. >> i am the james bond of hide and seek. >> you're taking it to the next level. >> i love that. >> right here as well. >> let's play hide and seek. >> my mind goes into overdrive. i'm trying to think of the ultimate place to hide without scaring myself. are you the champion hide and seek player?
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are you. >> after an hour or so, my own kids usually start searching for snacks instead of me. so for this marathon eight-hour game, we bring in the big guns, professional actress kaley is serrano. >> behind a curtain, behind a painting, running around a house. she hasn't found me yet. i'm not sure whether i'm the best hide and go seek player or the worst. >> i just want to look sinister in this thing. >> as a dad, i've done in a million times. but when i'm playing the game in a 20-person crew, i'm concerned my delivery is more freddie krueger than one-loving papa. >> here we go. >> like in the fetal position. >> after wedging myself into countless crevices and disk-slipping corners --
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>> this is a great spot. >> i actually dosed off a few seconds ago. this is fun. >> i'm thinking go fish might have been a better choice and as the number of bruises multiplies, i realize there's only one logical way to save myse myself and to end this game. >> i'm no longer hiding from a little girl that's the actress now. i'm hiding from the director. >> it was a long day. >> it will be a long time before i have the visual of you out of the bathtub out of my head. they edited it down to a 30-second psa. take a look. ♪ >> the smallest moments can have
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the biggest impact on a child's life. >> ready or not, here i come. >> take time to be a dad today. >> daddy, i'm going to find you. >> they really did a great job and it was really fun to be a part of that. >> who's that voice? >> he's the one that does almost all of these. i think you'll hear one on yours as well. by the way, go to today.com -- >> tom you're watching "node the bay." >> good monday morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. the los gatos city council will reconvene tonight to discuss gun sales in town. hundreds gathered to talk about a new sporting goods store that is selling guns on university avenue. opponents thing the city should have held a public hearing
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before issuing permits for the store. the store owner says he's following the rule. the debate is so heated the owner told nbc bay area he's even receiving death threats at his home. tonight's meeting starts at 7:00. want to see how this traffic is going for monday morning. >> we're very slow down the peninsula. most of this is typical coming into palo alto extending in toward mountain view where your northbound ride kicks in. we'll show you the other side of the bay, fremont 880 slowing out of hayward to here where we see the last portion starting to slow heading into milpitas. 101 really slow around 880 but the earlier crash has cleared from north of 880, now one up to the scene around the interchange. look at that slowing coming up toward kirtner. still slow all the way up to saratoga. >> thank you very much. thank you for joining us. mom, i invited justin over for lunch.
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like chill like only have a drink or two but it turned into a party ♪ >> back now at 8:30 on this monday morning, february 11th, 2013, with a look at blake shelton's new video "sure would be cool if you would." blake will be here, performing live for us next month. >> sounds good. next month, naomi campbell is here. the supermodel not a stranger to the spotlight at all. now she's trying something brand new. we'll catch up with her in a couple of minute. and taking the stress out of the mealtime with a budget-friendly menu for every night of the workweek. we want to say hello to miss julianne hough, taking on her first dramatic role in a movie. many people know safe haven, the nicholas sparks book.
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this is your first strictly speaking, dramatic role. was that kind of intimidating? >> it was exciting. it was challenging. i love a challenge. and this is a complete departure from what people discovered me as. it's nicholas sparks, so i've been -- i am the demographic of people who -- >> or what? >> my dad, my family, we were all at the premiere a couple of nights ago. they were tearing up. it's a good sign. >> there's your co-star there, josh dumel. we understand there are pretty steamy scenes -- i almost said sex scenes but pretty steamy scenes in here. he's crying, you're crying. what happens? >> the story is about a girl who has a bit of a traumatic past and she's moving forward and she goes to south port, north carolina. definitely therapeutic for me. i think, again, it was a pretty heavy topic that she goes through some domestic abuse. so, to me, it was a nice thing
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to be able to be free and liberating through, through the acting. >> you've read all the nicholas sparks books, i imagine. >> when i was 13 years old, "a walk to remember" wags ts the f book i read. it's all about first love. this one, though, is more about second chances. i think his -- the writing in this book and this movie in particular has grown as his books have evolved as well. >> there's a bit of spence. >> yeah. not just -- >> exactly, not just a straight love story. there's spencuspense, thriller aspect to it. definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat. it's fun. kind of kicks some butt. >> are you pleased with the way it turned out? >> i'm really excited. our director was very much about improvising and so this is the first time i really felt like i was hired as an actress. so, it was very exciting. >> julianne hough, it's great to have you here. safe haven opens up this
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thursday, appropriately enough for valentine's day. >> nice having you here. >> thank you, guys. >> let's get a check of the weather, mr. roker. as we look ahead toward the week ahead, above-normal temperatures in the great lakes. in the northeast, wet weather making our way through the southeast. and colder than normal temperatures out west. midweek period, we're watching, again, warmer weather in the east and the great lakes. chilly through the southwest. and then wet weather along the southwest coast. look for the week toward the latter part of the week, temperatures take a big nose dive in the eastern half of the country with potential snowstorm developing along the northeast. yeah. that's what's going on aro 8:34. good morning to you. beautiful clear start to the day. we've got a gorgeous day ahead. temperatures will climb into the 60s. 62 in liver more, 62 in concord and 62 today in gilroy. along the east shore staying just about as mild. plenty of low 60s across the
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board. tomorrow staying level. if you're looking for warmer weather, we've got it for you. we'll get close to 70 degrees by thursday, valentine's day, then hit that mark on friday. don't forget, any time you need that weather go to the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. a new type of family. parenting partnerships for couples who are not in romantic relationships.we'll talk about . but first this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:37 with a new spin on the modern family. couples who are not dating or married but choosing to raise a child together. an arrangement that comes with some criticism. heidi sedowski and david share a biological connection with their
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son, but they don't share a romantic relationship with each other. >> this is someone i've own for a very, very long time and i trust and i love her. >> when heidi turned 41, she explored anonymous sperm donor options. >> it left me feeling a little cold inside. i really wanted my child to have two parents and i wanted to share responsibility of raising a child with somebody. >> so she turned to her gay friend of 20 years, david, who also wanted children. >> and i said, david, we talked about this. i'm ready. >> i just knew i was going to be this great dad. >> three months later, heidi was pregnant. while heidi and david believe their co-parenting is rooted in having nate's best interest in mind, experts say this trend should be approached with caution. the center for marriage and families at the institute for american values says, at best these parents are creating a good divorce situation. at worst, parents who have no
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foundation ace couple will soon face many conflicts over how to raise the child. >> if you don't love the other person you are parenting your child with, it makes it that much more difficult to compromise. >> while heidi and david admit their family may not be as traditional as others, they stand by their decision. >> we feed and love and clothe and shelter him. the fact that we're not married is not a big deal. >> david, eric and heidi sidowski is with us. connecting people who are looking for a coupleless co-parenting partnership. good morning to all of you. thank you for being here. >> good morning. >> we know what the good news is. you have this beautiful little boy, nate, that we just saw. how is this working out? what is the biggest challenge so far? >> the biggest challenges for me so far, we do have separate households. it takes a lot of communicating. we need to really be on the same
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page. if we're not under the same roof that's a bit of a challenge at times. >> when nate was little, he spends one night a week right now with david. is your ultimate goal to have the time split 50/50? >> i think that's going to evolve over time. as nate gets older, we will see what's best for him as far as where he's going to school and what have you. the time he spends with david will definitely increase over time. i don't know if it will be 50/50. we have to decide what is in nate's best interest. >> you've known each other 20 years. you've sorted out a lot of the nuts and bolts, legal, finances and custody. there's so much in parenting that's truly unpredictable. >> that's right. >> do you worry about that at all? >> if i worried, it would shut me down. and i always think about the best interests of my son. and we know as a couple, as a de facto couple that things are going to change along the way. we have to be open to that. >> you mentioned the best trst child. you heard the criticism. this most approximates, i guess,
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a friendly divorce situation. is it good for a child to be shuttling through both households? >> i think if that's all that child knows, then it becomes normal. it becomes okay. and as long as you provide the love and care and support that that child needs, whether you're in one household or two, it works. >> let me turn to you, darren. have you had a huge response to your website? >> absolutely. i founded family by design as a new parenting option for millions of adults in their 30s and 40s who are single, childless and still want to become parents. we all know someone like that our lives. think of liz lemon from "30 rock," for example. we educate people about what are parenting partnerships and walk them through a process. we actually connect people with our matching technology and we have experts and people in these types of relationships on the site to answer their questions and give them more information.
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>> there was a family advocacy group spokesperson quoted in the times, it's a terrible idea, con signing a child to be raised in two different worlds with parents who did not even attempt to form a loving bond with one another. would you agree that in the best circumstances, a child should be raised in a home where the family -- in the traditional nuclear family? >> i think tradition -- i come from the traditional relationship. and i think, of course, that's a wonderful way to have a family. listen, we all know someone who is that person, right? we know someone who is that single person who just has wonderful love and care and would make such a great parent. and if you can connect two people of that same mind-set together and get them talking about the issues around parenting and take the time to build that relationship before they go down that path, that's going to be a really lucky child. >> i was going to say, it's a little bit like a dating website, plus more. how long do you recommend couples talk about this before they take this on? >> i'm also writing a book on
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parenting partnerships. i've interviewed dozens of couples in this type of relationship to understand what are the issues. there are three things it comes down to. first you have to take the time to get to know the person and build a real bond of friendship. that does take time. it does not happen overnight. number two, you have to like talk through all the issues around parenting and write it down. what are your feelings about what you need to cover. and to your point, once you have a child, things change and you have to build in the flexibility and strength in the relationship. >> very quickly, heidi and david, any advice? >> know what you're getting into. it's not dating. we're creating -- the stakes are very, very high. we're creating a life and we have a son together. >> and know what you want as well. from the female half of the partnership, if it is a male/female couple, if you will, know if you want an involved parent versus just an anonymous donor. >> interesting to get your story and your perspective. thank you so much for being
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here. >> thank you. what do you think of coupleless co-parenting? will it take off? if you want to weigh in on this issue, head to today.com and join in on the conversation. coming up next, supermodel naomi campbell live in our studio. first this is "today" on
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we're back now, 8:45, with supermodel naomi campbell, discovered at just 15 years of age, graced more than 700 magazine covers and runways. >> i'm very disappointed in you. i'm going to tell you it's game on from now on.
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>> naomi campbell, good morning. welcome back. what was going on there? that's carolina. >> carolina. >> the other two coaches. >> yeah. basically i was very upset. i'm very protective of my girls. we have four on each team and carolina eliminated my girl and i was just not ready for it. >> and you let her know it in no uncertain terms. >> i let her know it, yeah. >> i was reading something. youf done some press for the show. at the beginning of the show, you say people don't know the real you. >> that's right. >> we've heard a lot of stories about you over the years. what's not true? >> i can't say what's not true and what's true. on this show, you'll get to see me and i speak about things that i've never -- i've never been one to justify anything. i speak pretty much in depth about things i've never spoken about before. >> are you that intense? are you that competitive? >> i'm competitive.
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>> are you tough on the contestants? >> i'm competitive, absolutely. first and foremost, it's not about us, the mentors. it's about my girls. and we do have a life of someone in our hands that's going to win a big contract. and it's important that this is done properly. and that they really do get the auth au authenticity. >> i was surprised you would do reality television only because for the last ten years a lot of your life has resembled reality television. >> i know. >> why do you want to be out there like this? >> because it's not a camera following me and my life. i would never display my life and what i do and where i travel and where i live. i need to keep that anonymity for me. when i was called and asked about this show, to share what i've been doing for 28 years,
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which will be in april. i thought this is something different other than just following me around for no reason. so i'm happy to share what i've learned in this business. there isn't a model handbook to guide. so, this has somewhat taken that form. >> discovered at the age of 15rks still in demand in the business. how has that happened? is it as much about beauty as it is about attitude these days? >> i think you have to have both. now you have to go and do in-store signings, meet with the consumers. you have to be much more personable than before when i started. you could just be the face. >> was that hard for you in the beginning, when they asked you to start doing those things? >> yeah. i got to start that kind of thing slowly, slowly in europe and then, you know, building up around the world. and it's like, making personal appearances. yes, it was. you have to pick it up very quickly. just like i had to pick doing this show up very quickly.
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legendary at television and reality and do iing other shows he has been graciously helping me from the first day off. i was like, what do i do? what do i say? then i just forgot the cameras are not there for me. it's really about my girls and giving them as much time as i can for myself and mentoring them. >> will you offer advice with these ladies? >> i'm in touch with my girls. some of them flew in today. >> thick skin part of the advice? >> you have to teach them about rejection because it's out there and that's real. you have to teach them it's not about you if they don't accept you for a job. you can't take it personally inside and say something is wrong with me. you're just not right for that job and you have to go on for the next. >> naomi campbell and "the face" appears tomorrow night on our sister station oxygen. thanks for being with us. >> thank you, matt. mapping out your meals for the next week. first this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:51 with mapped out weekly meals. this is where we'll help you plan your family dinners for the workweek. there is something for everyone on the menu, host of america's test kitchen and editor of cook's illustrated. chris, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> we have four meals planned. if you go on our website you can actually get the shopping list, too, right? >> you can. >> this is skillet pizza. is this store-bought dough, i hope? >> this is store-bought dough. if you use a typical method in
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an oven, it takes an hour to heat up and you need a pizza stone. >> what do we do? >> put a little flour in this. you're going to try -- >> i appreciate your confidence. >> roll it out from the center gentle. you can do this with your hands, t too, if you like. >> if you stop there it's a kniche. >> you can hold it up like this, stretch it if you like. >> obviously a lot of people want healthy meals for the week. obviously, there are different versions of this? >> yeah. you could do anything you want here. just don't put too many toppings on and it's obviously fairly healthy. ling winnie. >> i hope we have time. this takes forever. >> pull it up like this. >> let's assume we've got that thing stretched to perfection. >> put oil in here, about two tablespoons. >> i'm stretching mine out.
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>> you'll have a little tiny pizza. >> exactly. >> individual servings. >> diet pizza. it's smaller. >> put that in there. >> got it. do you make your own sauce? >> you can make the sauce in about five minutes. put that down in there. we're going to put a little bit of sauce on top. you did a very good job. >> thank you. >> this is onion, garlic, tomatoes. and oil. >> okay. and now we're going to put sauce on this one. >> what about toppings? >> moving over to toppings, take this. we put it on the burner. we won't turn it on just yet. you get to pick your toppings. >> that's fun. you don't do all that cheese? >> pick a selection, little cheese. i'm going to take a little bit of this. and i'm going to take a little bit of fresh mozzarella. >> we're sharing this cheese, i see. >> it's not a competition. >> what do you mean? >> don't put any bleu cheese on mine. okay. there we go.
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>> do you have a way to get the pepperoni reduce the fat a bit? >> put it in a microwave for 30 to 60 seconds. >> >> why are you laughing? >> because joe michaels said boy, does hers look bad. >> that's not fair. >> we've done it with this one. put it in the oven and take the finished one out. >> you heat it up and then bake it basically? >> this is the eight layer. >> still going. >> i'm not going to put meat on it? i have to. >> this has been in here three minutes. >> you want to get it a little browned. >> put it in the oven. >> how long. >> for seven to ten minutes. >> great. these are great ideas. >> we don't want to forget this. >> no. al once forgot this. >> that was great. wow! >> looks really good. >> will you tell us what our other three meals of the week are? >> lasagna bolognese.
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tomato paste, anchovie to make it meaty. two pork tenderloins cooked with small potatoes at the same time in a hot oven for 20 minutes and toss the potatoes in a mustard vinaigrette. chicken cutlets fill with cheese and basil. put on tam ate sauce. those cook in 15 to 20 minutes. >> all our work for us. print out the recipes and complete grocery shopping list on today.com. coming up, what are you in the market to buy?
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you're watching "today in the bay." it's 8:56. i'm jon kelley. the 59th national park in the country to help celebrate a ceremony will be held today and generaled a miss will be free. pinnacle is known for its ancient volcanic fields and rocky spires. this one is located in the central coast just east of salinas. christina loren has a look at the local forecast. >> we're looking good for today. mild temps. then the climb begins wednesday into thursday. beautiful warm weather on the way. we're going to hold on to that all the way through the upcoming weekend.
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back now with more of "today" on this monday morning, february 11th, 2013. large portions of the northeast still digging out from a big weekend blizzard. we now have got some rain. i'm willie geist inside studio 1a along with al roker and nataliemorales. we have our pick three in a
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moment. we have a special guest. but we got surprising news this morning, pope benedict resigning. you have some more information on that, natalie. >> that's right. pope benedict xvi made the stunning announcement this morning he will be stepping down. rome bureau chief claudio lavagne joins us now with more. good morning, claudio. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. even the elements seem to be reacting to his shocking news. there's a storm raging over vatican city just behind me now. it took everybody by surprise, this announcement this morning. it even took by surprise his closest aides, his spokesperson, lombardi, saying in a press conference that he didn't even know about it, and if he didn't know about it, then who would? well, maybe just the closest cardinals he confessed it to. the cardinals, more than 120 now. certainly he made his announcement as if it was a
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low-key decision. he did that during a fairly small cardinals gathering here in the vatican and he just said, look, i just don't have the strength anymore to carry on my duties. you need both body and mind to carry on the very important duties of the pope and the leader of the billion catholic church and he just doesn't have the strength anymore. >> claudio lavagne reporting outside vatican city. thank you very much. hoping that a $1 million reward will lead to new clues for the search of former cop christopher dorner, suspected of killing a police officer and a couple engaged to be married. in surveillance video obtained by nbc news, sources say dorner dumped a gun belt, helmet, police uniform and ammunition the morning after the first two murders last weekend. his trial went -- his trail, rather, went cold in the mountains three miles outside of los angeles. it could be at least two days before a carnival cruise ship stranded in the gulf of
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mexico is towed to the nearest port. the carnival triumph lost power after an engine room fire. nobody was hurt. the ship is relying on a backup generator. the ship left galveston, texas, thursday with more than 4,000 passengers and crew on board. and damage is still being assessed after a huge tornado swept through hattiesburg, mississippi, sunday. a wave of severe storms downed trees and injured more than 12 people across that state. skiing champion lindsey vonn is recovering this morning after undergoing surgery on her right knee to repair two shredded ligaments. she crashed at the world skiing championships in austria last week. the 28-year-old hopes to be healed in time to represent the u.s. at the 2014 olympics in sochi. even a blizzard couldn't keep moviegoers away from a good comedy. "identity thief," jason bateman and melissa mccarthy debuted took top honors and "warm
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bodies," zombie romance. >> new genre. >> i know. "side effects" opened in third. >> rom zombies. >> at least they're date noug not eating each other. >> they need romance, too. >> they do. >> natalie, thanks. how about a quick check of the weather? >> unfortunately we've got another system to talk about, already pounding the northeast. down south, the same system that caused the tornadoes down south is firing up again, rachl amounts anywhere from three to six inches of rain. to the north, we've got more icy conditions making their way to the northeast, bringing sleet and freezing rain to boston, providence and everywhere in between. winter weather advisories up to caribou, maine. freezing rain advisories from central new jersey 9:04.
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taking a live look. beautiful clear sky over sunol. this is the same sky over much of the bay area right now. hard to find a cloud in the sky. temperatures will be warm later on today but not as warm as where we're headed. a steady climb all the way through friday. we'll hold on to that warmth into the upcoming weekend. temperatures in the upper 60s. >> and that's your latest weather. >> good, more weather. thanks a lot, al. abby huntsman, host for huff post live and daughter, by the way, of former presidential candidate. good to have you here. >> striking similarities. >> good to be here. >> i covered you and your father's campaign quite a bit. this was a year ago. >> yeah. >> have you kind of stopped to think about what that was like and what it meant to you and your family? did you like being in the public eye that way? >> you know, it was an experience we'll never forget, traveling the country and just
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seeing democracy at its best. there are some emotional times, though, where you just -- pondering back, you know, there are some tough moments. but it's something that, as a family, we got -- we became so close. and my dad is doing better than ever, you know. >> and some would say it's a bit of a blessing. >> no regrets, obviously. you can't look back and say what if. a lot of people say, he could have been the one to actually be the president. that's not how we look at t it was an incredible experience for our hole family and are grateful for the opportunity. >> there are still some people in the country that would like to see your dad take another crack at it. >> i'm sure you'll see more of him in the next little while. he has always been the first to say i want to serve my country and help out the party wherever i can. the party has some issues and needs some help and some vision. >> he's thinking about maybe running again? >> i don't know. >> nice try. nice try. >> we'll see a lot more of him.
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>> get a little bit of a break. >> he's still happily married and that's not what you can always say about politics. >> we'll leave it there for you. take one, big night at the grammys. good night for indy fans. black keys. gauthier, mumford & sons. a lot of them performed, too. won album of the year. >> that's fun. >> that's fun right there. >> banjo. >> all about the banjo. >> foot stomping. >> the lot of talk, though, besides the winners was about this dress code, right? >> yes, the memo. >> what you could and could not wear. >> what cbs put out. >> what's the puffy skin? >> exactly. what does that mean? >> this was just a case where it was leaked, the memo is sent out every year. >> interesting. i didn't know that. >> you saw a lot of the musicians wore scandalous dresses. >> but the usual. >> the the usual. a lot of cleavage, a lot of side
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boob. >> that's another category. >> it's a category now. the memo said no side boob. >> beyonce. >> very buttoned up. >> did you like it? >> very nice, black and white. >> no puffiness there. >> rihanna? >> red dress is absolutely stunning. as you can see, some people say it was a little -- you can see a little something there. it's a little see through. >> little bit see through. i thought she was a little more covered up. >> the guys had no problem with that. >> willie geist has been studying it. >> i'm just looking at it before i comment. >> she had three dresses, i believe. >> she wore a very conservative black dress when she was singing up on stage. >> then j.lo's dress. she actually early on addressed the memo. here was her, about to give an award. >> as you can see, i read the
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mem memo. >> you look gorgeous. >> there you go. >> angelina had it going on. >> the embarrassing thing, matt wore that this weekend. >> didn't look that good, though. >> casual wear around the house. >> leg has become the new thing, right? >> got to show the leg. other moments that went viral, kelly clarkson photo bombing ellen and portia de rossi. >> performing on stage and sort of -- >> butterflies came flying out of her dress. >> pretty. i thought it was cool. >> i wondered if i was half asleep or not. >> hallucinating a little bit. did you have a favorite performance? >> elton john and ed shearing. >> right. >> great number. >> alicia keys and avril levigne
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from maroon five. >> they've been around ten, 15 years. now they can finally get out there and be hrd herd. >> once you win a grammy, are you now still an indy band? >> i don't know. >> i'm thinking underground. take two, melissa mccarthy getting the last laugh. fans of the actress are rallying to her defense after film critic rex reed called her, to his terms, tractor size and a female hippo, very well-known commentator on film. >> he hasn't been relevant since superman one. the '70s called. you're welcome to go back. >> he still has a column, writes for "the new york observer" talking about her new film "identity thief." >> which one as we said -- ro sweet redemption for her. >> and it would have been better, had it not been for the snow storm. >> she got the last laugh. basically he said melissa mccarthy has made a career by
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being obese and obnoxious. >> he has made a career being small minded and an idiot. >> hurtful, offensive and masogenistic. >> but also unprofessional. evaluate the movie and not -- >> not comment about someone's size. >> we see it in the world of politics. with chris christie. you don't have to like him. you can disagree with his politics. we see media figures, politicians making fat jokes about him. >> he is governing right now. it's not as if he's not in good enough shape to be governor. she's entertaining us. we enjoy watching her. who are we to judge what she looks like or what she eats? >> people voted with their pocketbook. >> by the way, she's hilarious. justin bieber was across the street at snl over the weekend, host and musical address and addre guest and addressing head on what you might call scandal about him smoking marijuana. >> i hear he still has his baby
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teeth. i also heard he got busted for smoking weed and he's really sorry about it and that people make mistakes and he's never going to do it again. >> yeah, right. me, too! okay. >> that qualifies as an apology? >> an explanation perhaps. pretty good, though. >> it's hard to see someone at the pinnacle of their career stumble like this. but it's how they handle it. i think he did a good job addressing it head on. >> and adding humor, if you can laugh at yourself it's always the way to do it. >> abby huntsman, glad to have you here. >> thank you. >> huntsman in 2016. >> abby is running. >> i just might. the best bargains right now after this. the boys used double miles from their capital one venture card to fly home for the big family reunion. you must be garth's father? hello. mother. mother!
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now to the best things to buy in february. lifestyle expert and "today" contributor elizabeth mayhew says february is one of the best months to find deals. elizabeth, good morning. >> good morning. >> i hope that's true or else i don't know why i'm standing behind two dozen roses. why february? >> folks at shop it to me.com did an analysis of 2012 prices online and found that february has crept up as the best deal time. we're talking the highest discounts and even more than that presidents weekend has kind of usurped labor day, which used to be the biggest bang for your buck. next weekend, gear up. there are going to be like really big sales. >> cool. let's get into some of these. where should we start? >> valentine's day is coming up. the best time to get things for valentine's day is after the holiday.
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it turns out companies are doing a lot to make it very affordable beforehand. take 1-800-flowers, if you go on today, if you get roses, you'll get six more than you normally would at half price. opposed to $68, you'll get even more roses. they're making it good for you. a company called browniepoints.com, usually $18. they're giving it for $11. go to browniepoints.com. fannie may berries. same thing. you get a half dozen of their chocolate covered strawberries for 19.99, they're usually $29.99, and they're creating these incentives to get you to go out there. other incentives are things like facebook sweepstakes. godiva has a big sweepstakes, post pictures of your loved ones, called share the love, and you can win chocolate for all of your facebook friends. >> wow. >> plus you get 25% off your first purchase. again just incentivizing the deals for valentine's day. >> macy's is doing something cool. february is also heart month. >> right. a lot of companies are doing this, but
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macy's in particular, if you buy their pin, wear red or buy red campaign, buy a pin for $2. they'll give you 20% off your purchases. you don't have to buy just red stuff. it applies to everything in the store. again, that money goes -- it's celebrating their ten-year commitment to heart health. >> 20% off, wow. >> 20% off. there will be other deals on top of that, so you can bank some of these deals. >> the consumer electronics show was last month in january. that means lower prices on electronics in february? >> especially 2012 pricing, yeah. take, for example, best buy the nikon cool pics, a $259 camera, now $99. which is unbelievable. $100 off other things. great prices on phones. and then even target has also great deals, so this nikon, $100 off. usually $399, now $299. >> you have a couple of toy boats here. but february say good time to buy a real boat. >> this is a little boat. we couldn't get a real boat into the studio, especially given the
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good morning. >> good morning. how are you, sir? >> i'm obviously doing great but you are doing wonderfully. when you were on the ranch you couldn't run. did you that put you at a disadvantage, do you think? >> huge disadvantage. not just competitively but strategically. i didn't get to become as part of the team. when they were out doing stuff, building those relationships. >> but it's not hurting your efforts. you lost 57 pounds on the ranch but now you're how many pounds -- >> i weigh every friday and only fridays. 96 pounds. >> wow! originally at 307. >> down to 211 as of friday. >> on a goal to losing what? >> i want to get around to the 175 mark, which is what my goal is. >> you're a police officer. so being fit is really part of the job, too, right? >> it's one of the things that really got me to get on the scale. i was a disastrous failed foot
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pursuit that made me decide that i've got to -- >> you have a daughter with special needs. >> yeah. >> you say losing all this weight has helped you take care of her. how so? >> one of the things i realized especially when i got back was how much easier it was to lift her, put her in bed or her stroller or whatever. what happens 20, 30 years from now when she's still around? i've got to be physically fit. every parent of a special needs child. >> good for you. >> great, great job. keep it going. >> that's right. biggest loser airs tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central here on nbc. . while managing their schedule with my producing partner. i set up kid's corner so they can learn and play games without deleting my stuff. "working mom" is sometimes a tough role to play, but it's definitely the one i was born for. [ clattering, children laughing ] and...action. that's me. and this is my windows phone. [ male announcer ] now buy one nokia lumia 920 for just $99.99 and get a second one free at at&t.
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approving permits for the store. tonight's meeting starts at 7:00 at los gatos town hall. two people are expected to survive after crashing their car down a south bay ravine. firefighters were called to the scene yesterday around the:00 on mount hamilton road a mile east of where it meets clayton road. the victim's car fell 150 feet below the road. one person had minor injuries and that person was able to get out of the wreck. but the other person suffered significant injuries and remained trapped. it took rescue crews several hours to reach them and bring them up the hillside. we'll check that forecast and also the roads after the break.
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welcome back. the time is 9:28. beautiful day shaping up over san francisco. still cold out there. grab your coat. but you can ditch it later on today. temperatures will climb to the low 60s. mid60s expected in places like santa rosa. 62 on the east shore and
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fremont. right here in san jose, 61 degrees. getting into tomorrow temperatures level off, then the climb is on. wednesday through friday temperatures starting to exceed their seasonal averages. in fact we'll be at the 70 degree mark by friday and hold on to that warmth through the weekend. let's check your traffic. >> we're looking at the 101 in palo alto north of university. slow a bit into mountain view but not a big deal. oakland get a look at 880 as the traffic is slow through the area. but the southbound side, the earlier crash has cleared. still latent t slow down toward the coliseum. but not a big deal. also not a big deal through hayward. but 580 is the issue. we had a crash, that clear bud there's still a stall over near vasco road. a tough drive getting into livermore. an earlier crash had moved to the shoulder but still a distraction from sunol into fremont. >> we'll be back with our next update in about 30.
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9:56. the snow has turned to rain here in new york city. we're back now with more of "today" on a monday morning. i'm willie geist alongside al roker and natalie morales. fighting a cold with natural remedies, vitamin c, chicken soup and zinc. which of those may work and may
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not work. how to bring a little romance and passion back into your day, especially with valentine's day coming up. we'll meet a woman who wanted carrie bradshaw's "sex and the city" life and ended up living with a rabbi. >> there's a story there. >> a woman and a rabbi walk into a bar. >> explain that one. let's check the weather. >> european model bringing a storm system through the southeast later today and then offshore by some time wednesday night into early thursday morning. now, this model brings it off mostly some lighter snow and no problems. the american models keep it closer and colder and actually suggesting a little bit stronger of a storm. we'll have to wait and see what happens. right now we know we have icing conditions in parts of southern new england. snow in northern new england. wet weather up and down the east coast, down into the gulf coast. look for snow in the central rockies. beautiful day in the pacific
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northwest underly partly sunny skies. 63 partly 9:31. back to work monday taking a live look, beautiful start to the day over the san francisco bay. we do have a little bit of shake to this camera as offshore winds will bring our temperatures up above seasonal averages. a good day shapg up. 63 degrees in fairfield. 64 for napa and 63 in san francisco, that goes for san jose as well. temperatures stay level, then we climb. in fact we'll be above average wednesday through valentine's day. upper 60s on the way. >> that's your latest weather. natalie? >> al, thank you. on "today's" relationships, bringing back the romance. michelle callahan is the author of "ms. typed: stop sabotaging your relationships and find dating success."
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good morning, ladies. >> good morning. >> judith, let me start with you. we know what romance feels like. when you try to put it into words it's hard to define. >> that spark between two people. it could be a moment. could be a mood. but it leads to some feeling of -- i would call it positive, emotional arousal. >> emotional arousal, michelle, as opposed to sexual arousal here? because there's a difference. >> yes. you can have sex without romance but you can also have romance without sex. we want people to know it's okay to be -- you don't have to be sexually active to have romance in your life, to have romantic interactions. >> so whether it's with a stranger, having that little interaction, or with your spouse of some 40 years, it's about bringing that spark back. and little things, right? >> it's a little juice. and you can create it. you can create an opportunity to do it. you need a little imagination, a little flirtation and the
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willingness to touch. those three things, doesn't matter whether you have a 40-year partner or four-minute. you have something going. >> some people, though, may fear rejection or they may just have put romance by the wayside. they just don't feel romantic anymore. how do you kind of approach whoever it is you're trying to be romantic with and kind of get that back? >> if you're shut down, yourself, it will involve taking a little bit of lift. we're talking eye contact. we're talking eye smile at a stranger in the coffee shop. >> little things, yeah. >> just that to keep yourself out there and alive. this is the icing on our cake. you don't have to do without that icing any time in life. >> it's just a smile. if the person doesn't smile back you can keep moving. chances are they will. that opens up the opportunity for more interaction. >> you have to be willing to take a risk, right? >> absolutely. >> when we think of romance, sometimes we get older, we often don't think as older people as
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having that romantic spark. >> the people that do not think that older people don't have that romantic spark are our children. >> we just don't want to think about that maybe. >> and i say don't tell them. but the fact is, that spark is there. if you got that spark going and when you get that spark back, it's going in the home. it can carry us out of the home, that spark. >> i would imagine that romance would get better with age. >> it certainly can. for some people they have changes that make them feel less confident. they go through biological changes, hormonal changes. it can actually keep going and we can keep it moving if you just stay confident and just, you know, be creative with it. >> keep one huge thing in mind. romance is appreciating somebody else. it's not about me and what i look like and what my -- it's about you and the fact that i think you're adorable and i just might tell you today because
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that feels good to both of us. >> we were talking on friday -- we did a whole -- we talked about this survey in a book and they basically say communication really is the key to bringing that romance back. >> express the feeling. express the thought. it's a low-risk, high-reward thing to do. >> just talking can be very flirtatious. that communication, as you were saying before, just a little bit of touch. the study also talked about affection. even like you said, a touching of the hand. a touching of the elbow. >> a wink, a hug. instead of shaking hands, what if you give them a hug and a side kiss? that's very romantic. >> the eyes are going. >> i'm working it. >> it's working. i'm feeling the connection. judith stills and michelle callahan, thank you. happy valentine's day. >> happy valentine's day to you. >> thanks. coming up, cold remedies that work, right after this. mor. i love bread. i love cheese. did i say i love chocolate? i'm human!
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york's langnone medical center. >> some work, some don't. this is cold and flu season. people want relief. >> let's start with echinacea. >> been around hundreds of years as a cold remedy but scientific evidence doesn't back it up. studies have been mixed at best. when we look at it carefully, there's not been a benefit shown of shortening the duration or symptoms of the cold. people with asthma, it can be made worse by taking echinacea or if you have an allergy to something like ragweed. you have to be careful with that one. >> zinc. i always heard got a sore throat, take some zinc. >> studies have been mixed. although recently a larger view of the different study did show some benefit, shortening the duration of a cold by one day. children who take zinc regularly have less colds during the
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winter. >> take it, in a sense, prophylactically. >> sprays have been linked to a permanent loss of smell. >> that's not good. >> not good at all. fda did issue a warning a couple of years ago. >> you don't hear that a lot. >> you don't. it's not a fun thing when you lose your sense of smell. >> i got it. vitamin c. >> again, something people have been talking about for many years, whether it's in orange juice, oranges or the actual vitamin c supplement. here again the studies haven't shown a great benefit. one exception, i will say, is that people who exercise or are doing very strenuous things in cold temperatures, people in the military or marathon runners who run outside, construction worker, there has been a benefit shown to taking vitamin c every day to prevent colds. >> in a supplement or as a -- juice form? >> that was in a supplement, yeah. for the average person, probably not going to show a big benefit. yeah. >> all-time fave, chicken soup. >> this one actually does work.
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surprisingly. studies have shown that chicken soup -- they're not exactly sure which ingredient, but it has some anti-inflammatory effects and helps the passage of mucus, which can decongest you. >> and it makes you feel better. there's a psychological benefit? >> oh, sure, the comfort. >> mom made it for us. >> grandma's chicken soup. >> i'm not being fresh here but what about honey? >> well now that you mention it, it's one of those remedies that actually works. anti-cough properties. it works well for children as well. it also helps soothe an achy or irritating throat and can help with the clearing of mucus in the back of your throat. >> little-known fact, honey is the one food that will never, ever go bad. actually found them in the pyramids and they were still good. >> honey sometimes contains something, toxin, never use it
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for a child under 1. >> got it. >> this is one of the if disgusting things. >> i think it looks cute. >> it's what you do with it. it's not like, ooh, aladdin, i would like to run water through my nose. >> the idea here is saline rinse. using salt water to rinse out the nasal package passage, squie or neti pot. i've used it myself. >> what does it do? >> basically you hold it up, tilt your head back and pour water into your nose to rinse out mucus, virus part icles as well. pregnant women -- >> i didn't want to take any cold medicine while i was pregnant and it actuay helped. >> do you still do it? >> i do. >> there you go! >> warning with this one, make sure the water you're using is either boiled, distilled or sterile. there have been reports of people getting infections from impure water. >> humidifiers. >> cold viruses thrive in dry
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environment. keep your house as humid as possible, especially your bedroom. nasal passages can get dried out. steam shower works just as well. this is when you get it all night. >> you have to make sure these are clean, too. >> replace the water daily and clean the machine. they can harbor mold, fungus, bacteria. >> then you have to pour this through your nose, take a spoonful of honey. dr. roshini raj, thank you very much. >> thank you. one woman's search for "the sex and the city" lifestyle after these messages. ♪ "love" a collection by prabal gurung, exclusively at target. for a limited time.
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journalist rebecca dana thought she had it all, the boyfriend, the apartment in new york city. when her relationship ended pretty abruptly, she moved sbout found a new home with cosmo, an orthodox rabbi. her new book "the jujitsu rabbi and the godless blond." good to see you. >> good to see you. >> we'll get to the identity of the jujitsu rabbi. you're raised in pittsburgh. >> yes. >> jewish but -- >> i was nerdy as a kid, went to space camp twice.
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>> did you really? >> i really did. i spent a lot of time alone in my room in our little house in a cul-de-sac and growing up and being a fabulous character like i saw on tv on "sex and the city." >> in many ways you grew up to become that person. you moved to new york city, got the job, went to the glamorous parties. did the reality live up to what your dream had been? >> in some ways it really did. i got here. it was a glamorous, fabulous exciting life although i was way too poor to afford the shoes that carrie bradshaw wore. as i spent a few years going to these parties and writing about fashion and media, it occurred to me that it was unfulfilling in some pretty big ways. >> now things get interesting. you break up with your boyfriend. >> everything kind of crashed in on my head at the same time, which seemed to me in that moment the worst thing that had ever happened to anyone ever.
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i've now realized it happens to absolutely everybody at some point in their 20s. >> and craigslist actually brought you together and changed your life with this guy we're calling him cosmo. a russian orthodox rabbi, who practices jujitsu. >> electric bass, listening to punk rock and, without question, the funniest human being i've ever met. >> you room in, become roommates. you didn't date. >> no. >> what did you learn from him? >> cosmo called this our cultural exchange. i would take him to movie premieres and parties in manhattan and he would take me to dinners and introduce me to other members of this ultra orthodox, very traditional, religious community. it was kind of an odd couple story of our time together. i really -- i went into this community having a lot of, i would say, misconceptions and prejudices about what their lives were like. i'm not proud of it, but it's true. in getting to meet especially the women in the ultra orthodox
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community, i was totally blown away. these are beautiful, thoughtful, intelligent, kind, warm women who were my age and had three, four, five kids and were, in many cases, very happy. >> did cosmo and that community then change your idea of what the dream was? did it become less about the carrie bradshaw life because of cosmo? >> there are still a lot of perks to the carrie bradshaw life. it opened my eyes to an idea of community and family as being the center of your world. spending less time thinking about fancy things and glamorous parties and a little more time thinking about the people around me and my family is what matters most. >> cosmo has read the book? >> he has. >> what does he think? >> i don't want to give away too ch about cosmo. he has had a pretty remarkable transformation that you get sort of at the end but he had lots of notes and opinions along the way. one of his thoughts, which i perhaps stupidly followed was he encouraged me to put my actual e-mail in the book in case there
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are any women out there who would like to go on a date with him. i would like to say to all of america, if anyone would like to date cosmo, i can set you up. >> he sounds like a catch and he has the jujitsu thing going, which doubles it. >> exactly. >> congratulations on the book. >> thank you so much. >> we're back with more of "today" on nbc.
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coming up tomorrow on "today," al's psa. >> that's right. "today" takes action. we're helping out the ad council, 70th anniversary. my psa is one that i will say is very timely. >> absolutely. and hits close to home for so many people. >> yes. also, the real house wives of beverly hills, brandy. coming up next, kathie lee and hoda take over l.a. after your local news and weather.
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you're watching "today in the bay." it is 9:56 now. good morning. i'm marla tellez. dozens of tireses slashed in one neighborhood in concord. now police are searching for the suspects. concord police say they found 60 parked cars with their tires slashed sunday morning in and around bel-air drive. many of the cars had all four of their tires slashed. so far police have not released any information, though, about the suspect or suspects. get ready for a warm-up this week. let's get a look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> thanks, marla. we're going to hit the 60s today. comfortable conditions if you're looking for warmer days they're just around the corner. 63 in fairfield. getting into tomorrow, we'll stay level. a little more fog to contend with tomorrow. but nice sunshiny day as we get
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into tuesday afternoon. wednesday to thursday temperatures start to climb. we'll be above seasonal averages as we round out the week. 70 degrees on the way on friday. let's get a check of your drive right now. >> it was busy early but now things really calmed down dramatically. here's the bay bridge. the metering lights are on, but they should be taurchd as well. so should the toll changes. do not stop on the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. i can't remind folks enough apparently. the bottom of your screen that's your commute direction but both sides looking pretty similar. we have a nice smooth flow through vasco. eastbound a little slow coming out of livermore. westbound still slow as far as the 50s going into 580 and 680. sunol much recovered after the earlier crash cleared. right around the airport there's some slowing is around the area, but that's pretty typical pattern anyway. there you go for the south bay.
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85 really hit hard then it completely cleared out. >> we like the green there, mike. we'll be back in about 30. see you again at 10:26. ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪
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>> good to see you. hello. kath. kath. >> that's of you. >> oh, my gosh. thank you. >> thank you. >> wonderful. >> come on. >> hey. >> how are you guys? nice to see you. oh. help me. >> here we are. oh, oh, oh, oh. >> hello, everybody. >> it is nice here at santa monica place. >> wait a minute. >> oh, yes. >> it feels so good. >> what did i say, hoda? >> you said it was going to be beautiful in southern california, and it is. >> you know who we have to thank for that? the l.a. tourism board. yes, we do.
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>> by the way, you guys, for those of you that don't know, this is an outdoor mall, which i am unfamiliar with. the sun is shining. anyway, we're just steps away from the third street promenade. >> which has been around for a long, long time in the little wonderful town of santa monica, which is this gem community, isn't it, in the middle of los angeles. you're right on the ocean. it's gorgeous. >> we want to point out, we have a spectacular looking crowd. >> yes, we do. >> we have something for one of you. one person in this oaudience is going to get a spectacular prize. >> and it's not blake. >> it's not even a mug. >> it's not even a mug. >> it's better than a kathie lee cd. >> don't push it. >> it's even better than a hoda "ten years later" book. >> oh, you got it? >> yes, she does. >> we're going to reveal the person, and this person is going to be just knocked off their socks. by the way, blake shelton is with us today.
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>> he is with us today. >> yes, yes, yes. a new cd coming out. the grammys were last night. a lot of people -- they broke the rules. >> yes, they did. >> the beg news is that huge storm that you and i and everybody with our crew missed. oh, my gosh, they're all shoveling out. >> that was a crazy storm on the east coast, and here's the thing. i have to hand it to all the meteorologists, al roker, and all those guys because they called it the monday before. they were talking about the convergence of the two fronts and the 30 inches and all that -- >> we changed our flight plans. >> we are here. i got to tell you, we like the way you guys do things on the west coast. with a couple of exceptions. >> no, no, no. i think they're healthy, hode. they start the day. with wheat grass. >> they start it nice -- >> we're not that into your wheat grass. instead we like our -- do i have a spanx problem? >> probably. >> so what else is new?
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thank you. >> okay. the "sports illustrated" cover is out. have you seen it? >> one more time they didn't pick you. >> it's just wrong on every level. >> have you seen the cover? kate upton is on the cover. have you seen both of her? you guys, it's almost a little grotesque. >> it's on the utterly ridiculous side. have you seen it? >> they don't even look real, and i have seen fake ones and real ones, but those are -- those need your own zip code. >> those are huge honkers. it will probably be up there in a second, but it was leaked early. >> hopefully they don't leak. they don't want the leaking. >> okay. first of all, i don't think they're real. i don't care what anyone says. you can see right there. i don't think so. >> she looks pretty darn good. it's kind of a great honor apparently. only a couple of times has a model been deemed worthy. especially after 24 nothing is
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the same. >> the picture in ten years, what's going to happen with those knockers? >> bovine city. >> she's joining us where they fall. >> yeah, yeah. >> we packed to come here. >> gravity takes its course. >> we packed to come here, and you know the way you pack is just like your permit, isn't it? >> everything about you that a future spouse would need to know probably, don't you think? >> probably. yeah. we have some photos of our -- of our packing. okay. so you -- this is your photo, i think. now, i have -- this is how we pack to come here. i can't even. that's bambino sitting. >> that's all i immediate. that's all i need. when i bring out the suitcase, you immediately gets the hound dog look and jumps in the suitcase. he loves his mommy. >> how do you pack? do you roll it up and make it perfect? >> i roll it up and make it perfect. what do you do, hoda? what do you do, my darling girl? >> you know what i do? >> do you even think about it ahead of time? >> i don't plan. i look around my apartment and
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throw -- can you see it? you know what, a friend of mine who looked at that picture said what's more shocking than the bad packing job is the horrible nightstand pile. my apartment is a complete mess. it does show exactly your personality. but they say the way to pack is -- do you guys stress about packing, or you don't care? you don't care. >> how many -- show of hands, please, if you stress over packing. first of all, they're californians. they don't stress about anything. earthquake? ah, it will be over in a second. thc? they'll get the boulders out of there in no time. >> fires? who hasn't seen fire? >> i only packed a couple of pairs of shoes, but i have the best tip for shoes. if your shoes hurt you, and i know -- >> they're great because look at the bottoms. we know what they are, but they're my daughter's. she painted that red on there. not real. >> they're a half size too big.
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>> too big? >> yes. she's the little tiniest thing, but she wears a half size larger than i do. >> look what i did, you guys. this is so good. okay. >> oh, hoda, is that a kotex pad? >> have you ever put a max ipad in your shoe? >> i apologize. >> if your shoes are hurting you, go to your drugstore, peel it. >> that's a man saying, yes, he has done that, hoda. >> i'm telling you. don't judge. your shoes are so comfortable. it's look a cushion. they don't hurt. i'm doing it with all my shoes. excellent technique. all right. enough about packing. should we do our favorite things? >> yes. once again, i have to thank cassidy. you either have to be like bobbie thomas and jill martin that knows everything that's going on, or you have to have a teenage daughter to tell you what you are doing wrong and what is really hip and wonderful
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out there. the other day this box came -- or this bag came, and i opened it up. said cassidy. four of these were in it. have you all seen these? from the body shop. okay. i said, first of all, what is she ordering four of? you know, i open it up, and it's this cream, and then i smell it. it smells like coconut, and then i see that it's shiny, and then i put it on my skin, and i'm going, order four more. it's -- i put it on hoda this morning. it's all -- >> well, don't ask what she's talking about. >> again, don't judge. but you get it at the body shop, and i have no idea how much it costs. i don't think it's much because i don't give her any money, so it can't be too much? >> $21.99. >> if you want a book that will put you in a great mood, it's called god never blinks. i try to do a daily quote, and i tweeted one of her quotes, and she sent me her book.
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is flying here on the plane ride to l.a. i started reading it. i had tears coming down. each one is a life lesson and an anecdote about life. i'll have to tell you, it is so uplifting. it put me in such a great mood. >> sarah haynes is in the audience. what's your favorite thing? >> real quick, it's from chocolate sun.com. it's the best body scrub i have ever seen in my life. it's about $30. i have never experienced mying like it. it's amazing. >> well, you're young. >> we have blake shelton. we have a lot of fun coming up. stick around. >> unbelievable prize. >> you won't believe it. ♪
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when i started talking to you ♪ >> we are kicking it up with country superstar blake shelton. that's his newest music video off his brand new cd called based on a true story. >> we had a chance to set down with blake to talk about his new music and "the voice" and everything. take a listen. >> it's hot in here. >> stop it. stop it. >> no, no. behave yourself. stop it! >> when you are with blake shelton, it is -- >> behave. >> -- hot in here. >> i'm worried about this one. i don't know that hoda is going to be able to control herself. >> i want to do it too. >> are you so full of it. >> who doesn't love him?
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nobody. >> somebody be, like, i hate him. >> the last couple of years have been amazing, but just this last one in particular. have you had a moment to stop and think about everything that's going on, blake? >> yeah, a little bit. not until january. i kind of had some time off in january, and kind of reflected on last year and then the way that this one is starting with the new single and i pointed at the new single because it's on a sign there. the new single. >> it would be cool if you were our honey bee. >> i love it. >> i don't know. i try not to think too hard about this stuff because once i start thinking about stuff, i tend to screw it up really bad. >> how do you have time to work on music because you are busy on "the voice." we've seen ow that. we have this new album coming out soon in march. you have a new video. >> march 26th. >> the 26th. there's a video that you are doing -- >> with us in the studio in new york for that. i hear a rumor. >> there's a -- >> it's very powerful.
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>> there's a video you are debuting for the very first time, and you have chosen one program in which to debut it, and it's our program. >> first of all, any show that just purposely says they have -- what is it -- 130 days to drink like you did -- >> 130 would have never said yes. that was the longest month of july. >> that's the show. i want to debut my video on. >> that's what we like to hear. >> they'll be drunk enough that they'll actually think it's a good video. >> come on. give us a little credit. >> tell us about you have a whole new team on "the voice." okay? you have shakira and usher. i saw the promo of you in the pickup truck. what's the vibe like among you four? snoo that's kind of what it's like. we kind of had a thing going with, you know, the four of us when it was cee lo and christina on there, and it's becoming a new thing now with the four of
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us. you have to learn to communicate all over again because you have all these inside jokes and ways we understand each other, and now we have to kind of start all over again. but it didn't stop adam and i from giving them crap right from the beginning. >> does it infuse new energy in a good way? people have their favorites, obviously. thank you. it can infuse a new energy when new people are introduced? >> yeah, it does. gosh, i mean, it's usher, and it's shakira. that's a big deal. i couldn't believe -- i couldn't believe it when i heard that they were going to do it, you know? i just thought there's no way we can get people like that on the show. >> let's find out how much you know about your two new co-hosts. >> oh, god. >> are you ready for a quiz? >> no. >> let's start. shakira just had a baby. what's the baby's name? >> she's kicking around blake, i think. i don't know. i just heard that she did just have it, though. she had a boy.
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she had a baby -- >> it's a city. in italy. >> i don't know. what's in italy? rome? >> milan. >> okay. is rome in italy? >> yes, it is. here's one. moving on to usher. what is usher's last name? >> i know this because i follow him on twitter, and he has his full name on there. i can't remember. >> it is raymond. >> that's right. but who cares, because he doesn't want you to call him that, so why bother? >> i thought this was cruel, personally. i looked and said he is not going to know any of this crap. >> i know a couple of their songs. >> what was the name of shakira's highest selling single? >> was it the one with beyonce? my hips don't lie? i don't know. this sucks! >> we love blake shelton. blake, good luck with the tour.
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>> thank you. >> what? >> nothing. >> good luck with the tour and good luck with "the voice." we love you so much. >> great to see you, bud where i. >> oh, my god. are you kidding me? >> i love you. >> no, no, no. break up with her. break up with her. >> i got to -- >> i lost control. i lost control. >> go away. this is the best show ever. you guys, thank you. love you, blake. >> love you. >> love you, buddy. thanks so much. new honey bunches of oats greek yogurt and whole grain.
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exactly what it is. are you ready to pick it out? >> i'll pull it. you read it. your glasses aren't on. >> that's right. >> this is it. >> and our winner is -- i want you to come immediately, please. hannah able. >> where is hannah? hannah, come over here. >> i got it. >> hannah, hannah, hannah! >> all right. come on up, hannah. come up here. >> hi. nice to see you. >> we are so happy you lucky winner. first of all, you get kathie lee's cd. what else does she get? >> it's about 15 years old. >> and what else did she get? >> she gets hoda's new book "ten years later." and she gets one other small little thing. >> there is one more thing. >> turn around, and it is coming that way. >> what? oh, my god. are you serious? >> tell her what she's won,
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kathie. >> hold on, hannah. >> hoda, she has won a new 2013 toyota rav 4. toyota has been granting a lot of wishes with these new cars, and this is one of the wishes. let's get in. come on, hannah. come on, hannah. >> you get the driver's seat, hannah. >> she wants to drive, please. >> oh, no. >> she's playing my music already. you got to love the woman. >> hey, hannah. >> can you believe it? >> no. >> can you believe it? >> all right. >> i am so excited. did you need a new car? >> oh, my god. there is 60,000 miles on my car. >> we'll be right back. ♪
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toyota. let's go places. you're watching "today in the bay." >> it's 10:26. i'm marla tellez. rumors of a new apple gadget making the rounds today. ap sl working on a cell phone wrist watch. both sources cite people familiar with the matter. it drove the new tesla model s up the coast and ran out of electricity. tesla has set up recharging stations of every 250 miles along the east coast just like they're doing here. but it's cold on the east coast and that reduces battery charge. ultimately the tesla was towed away. after a break a look at the roads here and also the forecast.
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welcome back. the time now 10:28. a little hazy here, but still looking crystal clear for san jose. we've got a beautiful day shaping up. temperatures will be comfortable. at 3:0062 for livermore. right along the peninsula, 62 degrees in redwood city. your full forecast reveals when the 70s arrive. a few days away. i'll show you exactly when today at 11:00. >> 70s, yeah, it's winter. looking to the san mateo bridge, a smooth drive. the commute pretty much done
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here. 880 at the bottom of the screen. 101 where things start to pick up once you pass the scene of the crash. no injuries, though, better news and better news overall for the commute through san jose. a little slowing north through mountain view. then southbound on the peninsula side of the san mateo bridge, not so clear on the southbound side of 101 passing toward 92, marla. back to you. >> we'll have more coming up in 30 minutes. jon kelley and i hope to see you at 11:00. we'll see you then. ♪ >> we are back on a special fun day monday from beautiful santa monday cardiacs and we are today's buzz like we do every week, but this time we're doing it with e news correspondent terrence.
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>> good morning. >> hey, terrence. >> hey, ladies. >> this is good. move in with me. i have plenty of room. >> not the first offer she's had today, believe me. >> with that dress. she offered me man spanx. >> they're manx. >> let's talk about the cover of "sports illustrated." that got leaked. it was supposed to be released today, but it was out a couple of days early, and what are your thoughts on it? >> there's two stories there. first of all -- >> there sure are. >> kate upton. this is -- >> impressive. >> a couple more there. i love her. she's a curvy woman. you got to love that. the shot was gorgeous. with tm sfwl putting this story out, it makes it a little weird because now things are really getting leaked digitally, and that's really where the story is. david letterman is having his show on monday with a bunch of models are coming in. it was supposed to be revealed, and we already know it. >> what do you think of the choice of kate? >> it's not common that they do twice back to back like that, so
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it's a little -- you know, it's a little weird. i would have loved to see a new girl. i would loved to have seen you two on the cover. that was an option. >> embarrassing. >> what do you mean you know? >> giselle and tom brady, and a beautiful baby. >> the baby was skyping with blue ivy a little earlier. they're making plans for kanye's baby to come. they're off on vacation. giselle and tom are just two beautiful people. the photos look amazing. >> they're on vacation in hawaii. they just moved into their unbelievably gorgeous home in brentwood. >> well, they're rich. they can do that. >> that's right. he couldn't go to the super bowl this year. even they have problems, people like that. how sad. >> let's talk lil kim for a minute because she has a different look. she's sporting a different look. what is she doing? >> different is a nice way to say it. >> you don't like the look? >> i leak the natural look of
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lil kim. >> why do people like this? >> you got to do -- >> take a look at those photos stwloosh she looks like plastic. >> what did she do? >> i love her, but she looks like a doll. >> too much face work? what is it? >> a little porcelain. >> a little bit too much of something work. >> just not like herself. that's the thing. yeah. >> there's something like that at toys "r" us. you buy it -- >> oh. >> a little doll. >> you don't know the pressure that women are under in this business, especially out here. >> she's gorgeous. i love lil kim. >> so are so many of them that do it. they feel an unbelievable pressure to always be ahead of the clock. then quit putting the pressure on them. >> he is not. >> men. >> let's talk about justin bieber. broke another record. >> talk about baby face. >> five number one albums before the age of 19. i mean, this is unprecedented. justin is just continuing to make his mark in history. he is the number one followed person on twitter, and this
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album is actually a recreation of his last album. it's an acoustical bum. it's a phenomenal record, and he is a good kid. we're really excited. >> we love his mom. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> coming up next, sara haynes is hitting the beaches of california. >> what a nice job. >> i like her job. >> right back. ♪ na na na na na ♪ i woke up to a new day ♪ every little thing gonna go my way ♪ ♪ i woke up to a light bulb on ♪ every little thing is possible now ♪ [ female announcer ] we've added a touch of philadelphia cream cheese to our kraft natural shredded cheese so you can bring a creamier melt to any morning. ♪ life is amazing with the love that i've found ♪ ♪
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>> this is the home of postcard type weather, sandy beaches that stretch for miles, palm trees, and some of the fittest people i have ever seen. and a set of stairs that is so long it could use its own zip code. >> only in california would people choose to walk up a staircase this tall. a new yorker would ask for an elevator. in fact, that is the question? where is the elevator. >> i definitely need guidance, and there is no better place to begin than right here, the crowned jewel, the santa monica pier. >> that's sort of how we fondly refer to it here. it's sort of the biggest front porch you could get. >> meet guru and cool guy jay farran sdwl. he was my guide on how to see all of santa monica with the right frame of mind. >> what makes someone like a santa monican? >> healthy lifestyle, a lot of fun. might need to take you down about, you know, 20 miles per hour from new york speed. >> oh, good.
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i'm all about slow down is fine with me. >> look at the fear on your face. >> so how -- is this, like, the ferris wheel is like the central part of the pier? >> this is the major visual icon of the pier. it's the world's first and only solar powered ferris wheel. welcome to california, by the way. >> of course it's solar powered. look at the view. >> an old-time carousel right out of the movies. really. this scene was filmed here back in 1973. >> loser buys milk shake. >> oh! ♪ my milk shake brings all the boys to the yard ♪ >> enjoying my victory, we cooled down with a milk shake. okay. so slowing down might not work, but i definitely want to look california cool, so i met with stylist emily indicateden from planet blue on main street where the young and hip shop. >> i need you to make me look
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santa monica. >> that shouldn't be a problem at all. let's do it. ♪ >> next stop is healthy lifestyle, and there is nothing healthier than the raw food from restaurant and culinary institute at the santa monica marketplace with chef scott. >> sanity why monica is amazing. we have four farmers markets every week, and we go every morning. we pick up all our herbs, tomatoes, pistachios. >> you have amazing stuff out. >> we're going to do the heirloom tomato lasagna. ♪ >> hmm. i just fell in love with you. >> let's get out of here. >> i can't miss in santa monica the third street promenade, known for its shopping, people
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watching, and cool california style. off to montana avenue, an ultra chic santa monica street where celebrities are at home and the trendiest shops can be found. along with m7 fitness center where workouts aren't for the faint of heart. >> i hope it's not -- >> i call this will power workout which basically is an anti-aging workout. tapping into nature. your body's evolutionary code, how we're meant to act. >> just down montana avenue is yet one more all natural workout. for my hair? my last stop may be my most important. a tan without the sun at chocolate sun. an all natural way to find my beach girl look. oh, yeah. me and santa monica, fit, fun, and oh so very tan. >> so you like that? >> yeah. i love the whole city, but i got the tan to prove that i was here now. >> compare skins, me and you.
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♪ >> okay. we're ready for "today" celebrates valentine's day. it not too late if you haven't picked out the perfect gift. >> not us, exactly. an expert did. her name is allison. she per used santa monica place for the best deals and the best gifts. >> hey, girl. >> how are you? >> i see you've been shopping for us. >> yes, of course. you ladies can have your own glass of wine. >> thank you. >> cheers. >> i know. >> what kind of wine is this? >> this is actually from vina cotto. they have a website as well.
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they create clutch gifts. you choose a bottle of wine, and then you can choose everything from underwear to chocolate to jewelry. >> we love that. >> i'm actually drinking without wearing a thong. for those of you who aren't and you -- >> and it starts at about $30. you can go in the store or go on-line and cure ate your own collection. >> i love the sweet department. this is pour me. >> sweet for the sweet. this is a sugar wish. it's a new e-gifting concept. you go on-line and you choose a box size. petite, classic, or ultimate. >> ultimate. >> what you do is send it to your girlfriend or boyfriend or wife or husband. they go on-line and choose what kennedy they want to fill the box with. >> oh, that's -- >> how would you choose? >> all righty. >> next up, jewelry. jewelry is always a success. >> right. >> and you don't have to spend the money on diamonds. can you go for fashionable styles. these are from bloomingdale's
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and nordstrom's. starts at $38. >> affordable. >> i like all these so so far. >> perhaps you're not at the jewelry point yet in the relationship. >> right. >> if you want something that doesn't mark off too much, these are ear buds. they're jewelry designed and they are made just for women, and they come in different kind of gold, rose gold, or silver. start at $49. so, yeah, they're beautiful. i found them at kit's inn and they are at nordstrom's. >> are they go? >> they are good. they also make headphones as well in different colors. >> oh, you're kidding? >> perhaps -- it's a jewelry inspired -- >> i love those. >> maybe you want to be a little naughty or nice. >> hoda does. >> i do. >> these are all from kitchen. first off you want to play a little doctor with your loved one. >> what do you do? >> so you have different cards, and you spin, and -- >> oh, my gosh. handcuffs. >> handcuffs and things. or maybe you want to be nice and read love poetry, or this is
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what i'm giving this to my husband. i'm getting all vintage valentine's day cards and putting them over the house. >> how long have you been married? >> three years. >> that's why. >> maybe you want to create a zen-like experience. from bird pick, you can choose all these disht kinds of infused teas. >> that's nice. >> pour some tea. or maybe wine for the rest of us. >> i like tea too. it's not as -- >> pour yourself some tea, and then obviously bring out the spa products. from aveda, you can bring out all the different spa products. have your wine, and just have like a little intimate moment at home. >> i like it. >> touchy feely thing we have going at the end? >> first off from cvq we have maggettic photos that you could put all over your frig in different parts of the house, and they start under $2. >> those are cute. >> this is from marbles the brain store. it's called touchy feely, and
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inside are different items. you can put your hand in the other side. you can figure out -- snoo what they are? >> yeah, what things are. there's a game that comes with it. you have to search for the items, or you can add in your own items inside. >> one ball. >> it does. it's got one ball. >> what else? >> and it's got a little appendage. >> it's a duck. >> it's a ducky. yes. >> so cute. >> but then you can add in your own items as well. lastly, because there's nothing more adorable than dressing up your little one. >> oh, yes. >> from gymboree you can get adorable shoes to dresses to tights and even hair ties. super cute. starts at, like, $7. >> allison, thank you, sweetie. >> thank you, ladies. >> we've got a great workout coming up. maybe one you haven't tried yet. >> you can burn 800 calories. >> you what, first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ give me a beat ♪ >> we've heard of this new l.a. cardio workout that helps you pound those pounds away. >> yes, yes, yes. we are going to bring on the sweat and swap weights for what? for drumsticks. that's the new thing. to tell us about pound, kooersen and christina. >> you got it. >> that's it. >> tell us about this. >> yeah. >> okay. so christina and i are both drumming enthusiasts, and we wanted to create a jam session of a workout. it uses cardio, strength training, all the best conditioning moves, but to mask all the pain of a normal workout, we're drumming. >> they're not heavy. >> i'll get yours. hold on. >> i'm exhausted. >> you guys ready? show us what we do.
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>> ywe're going to hold our sticks just like that. >> the audience all has these too. >> dpood. >> what we're going to do is make a lot of instability in your body by going like this. you'll hold a variety of different poses and get a full body workout. >> i feel the burn. >> your body absorbs all the shock of your arms moving, so you get a burn of 600, 900 calories an hour. >> oh, my god. >> it will be gone in no time. >> okay. so actually we're going to get the music going. >> let's go. quick. >> three four. >> one, two, three, four. >> so everybody we're going to go back first. okay. right stick is up. we're going to drop down and then bring the left leg up. >> not too high. i'm looking at you. >> and then up again. come on back.
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back. here we go. five, six. ready go. back up. back up. >> not in high heels. >> not in my spanx. >> oh, yes, we are. >> what are you doing? >> what are you doing? >> this works your inner and outer thighs. your gluts. >> out, in. out, in. everybody. >> watch this next move. >> you're the winner of our car, hannah. >> she's going to do the workout with us. >> hannah won the toyota, and she's with us. >> we're at santa monica place.
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>> hold the center. down. ♪ ♪ [ oz ] no! ♪ am i dreaming? ♪ [ theodora ] you're in oz. you're the only one strong enough to save us all. ♪ ♪ ♪
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nbc bay area news starts now. a surprising announcement from the vatican this morning as pope benedict xvi will become the first pope in modern history to step down. we'll tell you why he says he been no longer carry out his
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duties. good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marl a tellez. >> i'm jon kelley. this one coming as a shock to most of the world. pope benedict announces he's stepping down at tend of the month. >> this is the first time in almost 600 years a pope has stepped down. bob redell is live at st. joseph's cathedral with reaction from parishioners and the archdiocese. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla and jon. this announcement which came around 3:00 this morning was out of the blue. it was two days before ash wednesday, which, of course, is the start of lenten season. it caught many churchgoers here by surprise. one woman didn't believe us at first because it was out of the blue. there had been no inkling, at least not publicly that the leader of the catholic church would be stepping down. >> i am struggling with the news this morning that the holy father has decided